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Looking for input from the AMD crowd here...I scored a killer deal on an Opt.148 and a Epox 9DA3I nforce3 board (before you ask, video duties are handled by a 6800GS AGP; you understand compromises were made in board selection to keep the card). I wouldn't be posting here if some oc'ing goodness wasn't in order...take a look at my current profile, and let me know if you think I should expect a noticable performance increase (gaming and video encoding) swapping out my current board and cpu. Thanks fellas.
 

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The MB is a good OCer and dependant on the 148's stepping you should do well. A generac where it might OC to... on the low end = to about a mid 3G pentium rating and on the high side low to mid 4G rating or basically an actual 2500MHz and up speed. <br />
So even on the low side you would be at simular performance to the OC you have now.<br />
What is the <font color="Red">stepping</font> and <font color="Green">date</font>? It would look something like <font color="Red">CAB2E</font> <font color="Green">0550</font>
 

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...Duke, just found out the 148 isn't going to happen, out of stock/discontinued/alien abduction/you pick the excuse. I was offered an Opt. 170 for $185 in exchange however. Same hardware scenario, what are your thoughts now?
 

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</div>170 is a nice overclocker, however the 165 seems to get higher OC's more consistantly. They are both Dual Core, and if you get a nice setpping for either one you can really reach those high speeds (2.8+). It sounds like a good deal to me, see if you cant get a 165 instead of a 170 and get the price a little lower.<img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 

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170 may actually be a better choice in this case. It's possible that NF3 motherboards can't overclock their FSB as high as NF4 boards can. If you went with an Opteron 165, you'd have to be able to use high FSBs for a good overclock because it only goes up to 9x multiplier. The 170 gives you the 10x so it's less stress on the motherboard.<br />
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I don't really know for sure about NF3 boards though, you may want to look into that.
 

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I appreciate the input everyone....originally I was going to pick up said mobo and the 144 for a bill, but then the cpu part fell though. To be honest, the real reason I was entertaining this idea was the thought that this package would give me better performance for cheaper than assembling a water cooling kit for my current mobo/cpu hardware. Unfortunately, you start toying with the idea of going dual-core, then the price jacks up, and you lose focus of your original idea (better performance for $100 total). Besides, that's money that can go towards a future rig. Thanks again everyone <img src="/images/smilies/thumb.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumb" class="inlineimg" />
 
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